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Jun 30 2016 - 9:32am || Comments

It’s not what you know; it’s whom you know.

  • | Posted: Jun 30 2016 - 12:05am

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against the isolationist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have roiled Britain and been championed by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. The leaders warned against easy solutions peddled by “demagogues” who feed on economic anxiety.

  • | Posted: Jun 30 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said in a legal proceeding that Clinton did not want the State Department emails that she sent and received on her private computer server to be accessible to “anybody,” according to transcripts released Wednesday. Her comments provided new insights into the highly unusual decision by the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate to operate a private email server in her basement to conduct government business as secretary of state.

  • Posted: Jun 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Hilo Toastmasters Sharon Justice and Nancy Jo Moses received Distinguished Toastmaster recognition, the organization’s highest level of educational achievement.

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    The Big Island Chapter of the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants recently awarded five scholarships totaling $3,500 to five students pursuing accounting degrees.

  • Posted: Jun 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Manono Street Marketplace retailers and about 20 local crafters will celebrate Christmas in July with two days of holiday shopping deals from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8-9.

  • Posted: Jun 30 2016 - 12:05am

    This summer, the Lyman Museum is again participating in Blue Star Museums, offering free admission to active duty military personnel (including the National Guard and Reserve) and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

  • Posted: Jun 30 2016 - 12:05am

    • Arah Ko of Keaau and Andrew Trump of Hawi were named to the Wheaton College (Ill.) dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester.

  • Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 4:01pm

    Oahu-based service members are scheduled to convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Training Area beginning Friday, the Army said in a statement today.

  • Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 10:06am

    Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect in a reported break-in to a vehicle Monday in the parking lot of Liko Lehua Cafe on Pauahi Street in Hilo.

  • Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 9:49am

    A midday Tuesday fire destroyed a Puna home and a Toyota sedan in its garage.

  • Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 9:08am

    Police are investigating a robbery at the Hilo Target store on Makaala Street.

  • | Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 9:00am

    Smoke from burning trees and open channels of lava could easily be seen Tuesday from Kalapana as the lava flow from Kilauea’s Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent traveled down Pulama pali.

  • Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 1:30am

    This photo from the Lyman Museum’s John Howard Pierce Photography Collection, No. 15889, was first published in the Oct. 17, 2015, edition of the Tribune-Herald. The following people were identified thanks to the efforts of the community: The man is Jim Tobin, who would later become superintendent of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The woman is Lavieve Forbes, who worked at the park’s museum. The photo was captured Feb. 4, 1967, at an unknown location. If you think a subject or location has been misidentified, a name misspelled or have any further information about this photo, call the museum at 935-5021.

  • Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 12:05am

    With the help of Elks National Foundation Promise Grant, Hilo Elks Club members recently delivered 18 upright fans and a water dispenser to Pahoa High and Intermediate School.

  • Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 12:05am

    The College of Continuing Education and Community Service at the University of Hawaii at Hilo is offering two writing workshops with writer, speaker, activist and multicultural educator Frances Kai-Hwa Wang.